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Making History: First-Ever Hybrid GC Session

Attending the General Conference (GC) Session has been a family affair from my earliest childhood. A treasured family picture is of me, my mom and dad proudly representing Cote d’Ivoire in the parade of nations. My dad was working as treasurer of what was then called the Ivory Coast Mission. This year is the first time in a while that I haven’t attended in person. However, thanks to the amazing technology employed by the GC team, I’ve been able to feel a part of the 61st GC Session from home. As GC Undersecretary Moise J. F. Hensley Moorooven explained on day 1, as the first-ever hybrid GC session, it’s a history-making moment. It’s been amazing to see how the virtual space can give people all over the world access to educational business meetings, powerful worship services and incredible music from international artists. It has also added unique elements, like regular ANN recaps, virtual exhibit halls, networking lounges, Kahoot games with prizes and much more. If you haven’t gotten a chance to connect yet, it’s not too late!

Here are some important links for the GC, which is continuing through to this Sabbath, June 11.

Find the daily schedule here – https://www.gcsession.org/session-schedule/

Register here for the full virtual experience - https://exhibithall.gcsession.org

Download the camp meeting app (suitable for Android and iOs) for schedule updates and links – https://www.gcsession.org/mobile-app/

Watch live streams in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and American Sign Language here – https://www.gcsession.org/live/

Watch all live streams, including previous ones, here – https://www.youtube.com/c/AdventistOrgChurch

Scroll down for more camp meeting links, as well as an important news update on the leadership of the world church. Click here for a list of all officers elected at this GC Session to date.

Did you know ... in the Other/Miscellaneous section of the OCN, there are several job postings, including with Ontario Conference's Office of Education? Scroll all the way down to that section to see how you can "Connect like Jesus" in your career.

Ted N. C. Wilson Re-elected as General Conference President

Marcos Paseggi, Adventist Review

Delegates to the 61st General Conference Session in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, voted to accept the recommendation of the Nominating Committee to re-elect Ted N. C. Wilson as president of the General Conference on June 6, 2022. With their vote, delegates confirmed Wilson, who has been president of the denomination since 2010, for the 2022-2025 period. It will be his third term as president.

“Our goal is to maintain focus on what God has called the remnant church to do,” Wilson said. “But a single person cannot do it. We are a team of almost 22 million members.”

Read more...



Watch the live stream of the General Conference here.
Download the GC Session Agenda here.
Register for the Virtual Exhibition here.

Click on the links below to access advertisement posters
in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

#GCVIRTUALEXHIBITION2022     #GCVX22

Happening Now in Preparation for the General Conference Virtual Exhibition...

 

Watch and be inspired to pray with your global church family!

Together with God Virtual Camp Meeting

Friday, August 5 & Sabbath, August 6, 2022

Ontario Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is pleased to invite you to our virtual Together with God Camp Meeting. Running Friday evening, August 5, and all-day Sabbath, August 6, it will be a chance to reflect on the awesomeness of God, His goodness toward us and our calling as His followers. As before, there will be separate streams for adults, youth and young adults. Children’s programming will be incorporated into the adult stream.

We are looking forward to Spirit-filled messages from the following speakers:

  • Adults, Friday evening and Sabbath morning—Dr. Sung Kwon, Director, Master of Arts Leadership in Social Innovation & Associate Professor of Leadership, Andrews University;
  • Sabbath evening ordination—Pastor Calvin Watkins, Vice President, Regional Liaison/Evangelism, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church;
  • Teens—Pastor Vanessa Hairston, Worship Pastor, Miami Temple; and
  • Young adults—Pastor Aaron Dyer, Worship Pastor, New Life Fellowship, Andrews University

Some camp meeting highlights will include:

  • Engaging presentations focusing on the theme “Together with God”;
  • Musical items from a broad spectrum of individual musicians and groups;
  • Exciting mission updates from different parts of the Conference;
  • In-person segments for youth and young adults, including in-person small group discussions in regions following a virtual Sabbath School program and Sabbath afternoon outreach;
  • Worship and fellowship with your Ontario Conference family and others;
  • An ordination service;
  • Spanish, French and ASL interpretation;
  • Call-in numbers and Zoom rooms for seniors;
  • And much more!

All programming will be accessible via Adventistontario.org (Zoom and YouTube links). You may also stream adult plenaries at Youtube.com/Adventistontario, and programming for teens and young adults at Youtube.com/Adventistontario, Youtube.com/Adventistyouthontario and on Zoom.

CONFERENCE EVENTS/NEWS

ACF Graduation Celebration
Calling all college and university graduates!! It's graduation season, and ACF Ontario wants to celebrate all students who have achieved this incredible feat! If you are a student who has graduated since September 2021 or will graduate before September 2022, then you qualify for this province-wide celebration! Sign up for this virtual ceremony at www.acfontario.ca. Each registered graduate will also receive a special gift in the mail to congratulate and recognize their graduation.



Click here or on the image above to register for Bible Bowl.



Click the image above to download the reading for the week of October 2-8, 2022.



Cliquez sur l'image ci-dessus pour télécharger la lecture de la semaine du 2 au 8 octobre 2022.

Ontario Conference values you as a member of our praying community.
If you have a prayer request, please let us know!

Click here to submit your request.
Click here for a COVID-19 prayer.



Click here or on the image above to register for Youth Missions Ontario.



Click on the image above for a video providing a step-by-step guide to using AdventistGiving.
Click here for The Steward's Way e-book.

 

CHURCH EVENTS



 

OTHER/MISCELLANEOUS

Office of Education - Current Job Opportunities
The following positions are currently available
with the Ontario Conference Office of Education:

Elementary Principal for Crawford Adventist Academy
Grade 3 Teacher for Crawford Adventist Academy
JK-8 French Teacher for Crawford Adventist Academy
Part-time Teacher for Grandview Adventist Academy
Part-time French Teacher for Adventist Christian Elementary School
Part-time Music Teacher for Crawford Adventist Academy - Peel Campus
NEW! Part-time Choir Teacher for College Park Elementary School
Teaching Assistance for Crawford Adventist Academy East
Temporary Grades 9-12 French Teacher for Crawford Adventist Academy - Peel Campus
Substitute Teachers (ongoing hiring) for Brampton, London, Mount Hope, Oshawa, Ottawa, Pickering, Toronto, and Windsor
NEW! Administrative Assistant for College Park Elementary School

Visit this link for details on job postings with the Ontario Conference Education.

Plant Services Director Job Advertisement

Crawford Adventist Academy is looking for a dynamic individual to serve in the maintenance department on a permanent full-time basis. The Plant Services Director is responsible for the maintenance, and repair of the physical plants of Crawford Adventist Academy Schools.

The successful candidate should have three to five years of experience in plant services. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or policy manuals. Ability to write reports and necessary correspondence. In addition to a strong maintenance background, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are an asset.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you may send your résumé to David Forsey at dforsey@adventistontario.org by June 30, 2022.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Work with us for the summer at Camp Frenda!
Camp Frenda requires an assistant Hospitality Coordinator. 
Food service experience is an asset.  The successful candidate will supervise a crew of summer students in preparing meals for campers and staff.  Housing and meals are provided.  Please email office@campfrenda.com immediately if you are interested in applying.  The position runs from June 15 to August 20.

ADRA Canada is hiring! Below, please find positions currently open for applications. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit www.adra.ca/careers for more details and to apply. These positions will remain open until filled. We thank all candidates for applying, but ADRA Canada will only contact those selected for an interview.
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager
  • MEAL (Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning) Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Manager - Ukraine Response
  • Technical Coordinator – Carbon Accounting & Environmental Protection

Employment Opportunity: Public Relations/On-air Broadcaster Position Open at Lighthouse VOAR-FM:

If you are looking for one of the most challenging and rewarding careers in Canadian Christian Radio... then perhaps this is for you.

Our Christian Radio Network is looking for someone to:
• Oversee public relations development, assisting in building station recognition in the communities it serves.
• Coordinate our fundraiser events.
• Oversee volunteer development.
• Work in the various broadcast aspects of being on-air, following CRTC guidelines and regulations.
• Speak/Promote at broadcast appearances as a station representative, both locally and nationally.
• Have the belief spectrum and world view of the sponsoring organization of VOAR.
• Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Be able to work in an office setting with minimal supervision.
• Be computer literate, including Microsoft Office, and willing to learn.
• Maintain Music Library.
• Have a valid driver’s license and clean record.
• Be excited to be part of a team that is completely ministry-focused.

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Employment Opportunity
Sr Accounting Assistant/Administrative Secretary

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newfoundland and Labrador is currently seeking an individual to fill
the full-time salaried position of Sr Accounting Assistant and Administrative Secretary at the headquarters
in Mount Pearl, NL. The ideal candidate will be a member in good and regular standing with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This employment opportunity comes with ample opportunities to serve and minister in the mission field without going overseas.

This position will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting functions while maintaining the
accounts receivables and accounts payables. The successful candidate will be expected to keep current,
accurate finances and bank reconciliations in consultation with other professionals in the office.
In conjunction with the accounting responsibilities the candidate will perform administrative assistant
duties and keep the database up to date.

Direct inquiries to Xenia Capote at 709-745-4051
Email cover letter and resume to accounting@nladventist.ca by June 17, 2022.

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Adventist Collective, a new digital resource, features content from the May 2021 Global Campmeeting and more. Learn from Adventist experts on a vast array of topics including COVID-19 and Mission and Outreach. Watch the above video for a peek at the Adventist Collective, active now and growing!

Click here for free presentations on physical, mental and spiritual health, just one of many themes you can explore.

BURMAN UNIVERSITY JOB OPPORTUNITY

Burman University invites applications for the following positions:

  • Administrative Residence Hall Dean
  • Senior Development Officer - Office of Advancement
  • Full-Time Tenure-track Faculty in Education
  • Full-Time Tenure-track Faculty in Psychology
  • Full-time Tenure-track Faculty in Religious Studies
Please visit our website for details.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) is pleased to announce that, in partnership with Canadian conferences, it is making it even more affordable for new students to attend Burman. Seventy new scholarships—valued at $2,000 each—are being offered to first-time entrants (both new and transfer students) for the 2022/23 school year. This is offered in addition to the three-way matching scholarships—involving Burman, the local church, and the local conference—and the summer employment/volunteer service scholarship (valued at $1,000), which are already in place.

Prospective candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria and apply through their local conference office:

  1. First-time entrant to Burman (new or transfer)
  2. Adventist membership or regular attendee
  3. Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  4. Accepted into a Burman degree
  5. Registered for a full course load

Over the years, students, families, teachers, and the community have been witnesses to the fact that Burman University is a place where many dreams start. The SDACC and Canadian conferences invite you to take one step closer to achieving your dreams. Please contact your local conference office for more information on these scholarships:

— Paul Llewellyn, VP for administration, and Betty Bayer, director of education, SDACC

New Positions Available!

Nurse Clinician and Continuous Quality Improvement Leader
Valleyview Residence is seeking a Nurse Clinician & Continuous Quality Leader.  This position takes the lead in the homes’ Continuous Quality Improvement Program and is responsible for fostering a culture of continuous quality, risk management and education. This position also focuses on best practice guidelines and processes in accordance with the Home’s policies and procedures, the current Act and associated Regulations governing the operation of long-term care homes in Ontario, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and other pertinent legislation within long-term care.  

The full job description can be found at www.adventhealth.org – About Advent – Career Opportunities. Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume to Nathan Horniachek, nhorniachek@adventhealth.org.

The International Pathfinder Camporee will take place in Gillette, Wyoming in 2024. IPC happens every five years. Over 50,000 Pathfinders attend from over 100 countries for the largest five-day Adventist Youth Event in the world. Each day is filled with fun activities, honors, events, and ministry opportunities. During the 2024 Camporee, each night will be filled with inspiring music, prayer, messages, and a special continuing story from the life of Moses.

Make sure to mark your calendars for Camporee AUGUST 5-11, 2024.

Click here for more info.

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Additional
Ontario Conference
Department Websites and
Social Media Links

Adventurers: Website | YouTube
Camp Frenda: Website
Children's Ministries: Facebook
Connect Ministries 
(Family, Singles, Women's, Men's): Website
Health Ministries: Facebook
Master Guides: Website | YouTube
Prayer Ministries: Facebook
Prison Ministries: Website
Total Member Involvement (TMI): Facebook
Lay Evangelism Association (OCLEA):
Facebook | YouTube | Instagram
Youth Ministry: Facebook | YouTube | Instagram
Pathfinders: Website | YouTube

 

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